Jun.- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thorsten Stein

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thorsten Stein

  • Engler-Bunte-Ring 15
    76131 Karlsruhe

Office hours and news

Office hours during lecture period

Wednesday 1pm – 2:30 pm

For appointments please contact via  Petra.Glaser∂kit.edu

Research Areas

The research areas of my laboratory can be found here.


Publications of my laboratory since 2013 can be found here.


2021 - Deputy Head of IfSS, KIT
2019 - Chair (W3) for Sports Science with focus on Human Movement Science and Biomechanics, IfSS, KIT
2013 - Head of BioMotion Center, IfSS, KIT
2013 - 2019 Assistant Professor (W1, W3-tenure track) for Sports Science with focus on Human Movement Science and Biomechanics, IfSS, KIT
2012 - 2013 Offer and rejection Assistant Professorship (W1, W2-tenure track) for Training and Movement Science, Faculty of Social Science, TU Kaiserslautern
2011 - 2015 Head of Young Investigator Group “Computational Motor Control and Learning”, IfSS, KIT
2010 - 2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, BioMotion Center, IfSS, KIT
2010 - 2011 Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science, University of Innsbruck
2010 Second list place Assistant Professorship (W1) “Computer Science in Sports”, Department of Computer Science, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
2010 Ph.D. degree (Dr. rer. nat., grade: “summa cum laude”), Department of Human Sciences, TU Darmstadt
2004 - 2010 Research Assistant, BioMotion Center, IfSS, University of Karlsruhe (TH) / KIT

Diploma in Sports Science (major “computer science”, grade: “very good”), Institute for Sports Science, TU Darmstadt

Editorial Bords

  • Current Issues in Sport Science (CISS), Section Editor "Biomechanics & Informatics"

  • Frontiers in Psychology (Review Editor for Movement Science)

  • Frontiers in Sports and Active Living (Review Editor for Biomechanics and Control of Human Movement)

  • Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (Review Editor)

  • Frontiers Research Topic Editor “Human Movement and Motor Control in the Natural Environment”


Scientific Reviewer

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: 2013; IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: 2015, 2017; International Conference on Technology and Innovation in Sports, Health and Wellbeing: 2016, 2018; Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science: 2017; Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB): 2021; International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport (ISBS): 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; Conference of German Society for Biomechanics: 2017, 2022; Joint Symposium of Sections “Motor Behavior”, “Biomechanics” and Training Science” of German Society of Sport Science: 2016; Symposium of Section “Motor Behavior” of German Society of Sport Science: 2017, 2019, 2022; Symposium of Section “Biomechanics” of German Society of Sport Science: 2019; Symposium “Sportwissenschaftlicher Hochschultag” of German Society of Sport Science: 2017; Symposium of Committee “Soccer” of German Society of Sport Science: 2019

European Journal of Sport Science; Current Issues in Sport Science; Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology; Human Movement Science; Motor Control; Journal of Applied Biomechanics; Clinical Biomechanics; Journal of Biomechanics; Gait and Posture; Journal of Motor Behavior; Brain Sciences; Neuropsychologia; Neuroscience; Journal of Neuroscience; Journal of Neurophysiology; Frontiers in Neuroscience; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience; Frontiers in Neuroinformatics; Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation; Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Multimedia, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies; IEEE Transactions on Robotics; Robotics and Autonomous Systems; Sensors; PLOS ONE